This weekend saw numerous clean-up activities conducted in commemoration of the World Cleanup Day. Introduced to Singapore last year by Kindred Community, this year’s edition attracted close to 1,000 volunteers who rolled up their sleeves to pick up trash at different spots across the island.
On East Coast Beach, the Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC) mobilised its members and partners to clean up Area D to H to show their commitment towards zero pellet loss to the environment. Senior Minister of State for the Environment & Water Resources, Dr Amy Khor, graced the event.
At Ang Mo Kio estate, volunteers led by Kindred Community took on responsibility of the cleanliness of public spaces by scouring through the neighbourhood for litter, clearing the streets and sidewalks of discarded waste and cigarette butts.
Over at Bukit Timah, the local Citizens’ Consultative Committee (CCC) partnered with WWF-Singapore, Kindred Community, Friends of Bukit Timah Forest, National Parks Board and other community groups to rally residents to clean up the estate. Adviser to Bukit Timah Grassroots Organisations, Ms Sim Ann, also joined in the litter-picking.
Group photo with Senior Minister of State, Ms Amy Khor, at the SCIC beach clean-up.
Volunteers from SCIC cleaning up litter that got stuck in the sand.
Volunteers from Kindred Community posing with the trash they collected.
Picking up tiny pieces of litter that were hidden in the bushes.
PHC Chairman, Edward D’Silva, giving a welcome speech. Standing next to PHC Chairman is Grassroots Adviser for Bukit Timah, Ms Sim Ann
Group photo of the participants at the Bukit Timah cleanup
Photo credits: SCIC and Kindred Community